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The annual MPLS Impact Awards aim to foster and raise awareness of impact by rewarding it at a local level, preparing the ground for the impact case studies that will be needed for REF 2021, and future similar exercises. Awards comprise a pay award of £1,000 (minus taxes) made to the individual.
Oxford University and Prenetics announce landmark collaboration to scale rapid testing tech globally
Biomedical engineering COVID-19 Engineering Innovation and Enterprise MPLS
20 April 2021
Today, the University of Oxford, Prenetics Limited, a global leader in diagnostics and genetic testing, and Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have signed collaboration agreements to further develop the award-winning OxLAMP technology, a rapid, molecular testing technology for infectious diseases.
COVID-19 Engineering Medical science
29 March 2021
Two engineering DPhil students from the University of Oxford have created a website for GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s 1 million housebound patients.
Climate change Engineering Research
22 March 2021
An article written for the University's Science Blog by Liam Bullock (Engineering Science), Zakhele Nkosi and Maxwell Amponsah-Dacosta.
Engineering Funding Research
10 March 2021
£1.1m multi-institution project aims to assist the development of offshore renewable energy in challenging sea conditions.
Climate change Engineering Funding
15 February 2021
The centre, led by Oxford, will transform the finance sector’s ability to invest differently to promote climate and environmental action. Researchers from the Oxford eResearch Centre in the Department of Engineering Science are contributing, alongside researchers from other University departments.
COVID-19 Engineering Maths Research
12 January 2021
The latest data from Oxford’s COVID-19 Impact Monitor shows the January lockdown has, so far, had one third less national impact on movement than the March shutdown. The figures demonstrate that some regions are still moving at more than 50% of pre-pandemic levels, despite the tough restrictions and calls for people to remain at home.
7 January 2021
The project will develop the commercial potential of the novel imaging technology developed by Prof Booth, adaptive optical microscopy.
Award Biomedical engineering Engineering
4 January 2021
Engineering Research Zoology
21 December 2020
Using the highest resolution satellite imagery currently available, researchers at the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Machine Learning Research Group have detected elephants from space with comparable accuracy to human detection capabilities.
‘Science’ publishes new paper on Inferring the effectiveness of government interventions against COVID-19
COVID-19 Computer science Engineering Research Statistics
17 December 2020
COVID-19 Engineering Research
14 December 2020
Artificial Intelligence test has been shown to be able to rapidly screen patients arriving in Emergency Departments for COVID-19
Chemistry Engineering Funding Plant sciences Zoology
9 December 2020
European Research Council grants worth more than €16.3 million have been awarded to University of Oxford researchers for a range of cutting-edge projects.
Biomedical engineering Chemistry Engineering Funding Materials science Medical science Physics
7 December 2020
A new institute for nanoscience research is to open in Oxford thanks to a $10 million gift from The Kavli Foundation.
Award COVID-19 Engineering Innovation and Enterprise
23 November 2020
OxVent is a rapidly deployable and scalable low-cost mechanical ventilator specially designed for COVID-19, which has now been recognised as one of the best innovations of the year by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Rapid COVID-19 test, Oxsed RaViD Direct, now in use at Heathrow and trials at Hong Kong International Airport
COVID-19 Engineering Spin out
4 November 2020
The spinout company, Oxsed, was last month acquired by DNAFit Life Sciences, a wholly owned entity of Hong Kong-based genetics and diagnostic health testing company Prenetics. Deploying the test to further global airports is now under discussion.
Engineering Funding Zoology
21 October 2020
New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will now extend to 2024 and increase to £22.5 million, to support the REACH programme improve water security by delivering world-class science to transform policy and practice.
Climate change Engineering
19 October 2020
A new study, led by the University of Oxford and published today in Nature Sustainability, sets out a framework for delivering sustainable cooling. It also examines cooling needs in the context of sustainable development, and finds that this is a global blind spot.
Award Engineering Funding
15 October 2020
Dr Tobias Hermann in the Department of Engineering Science aims to ensure that future spacecraft are able to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere safely despite being exposed to extreme heat.
Award Biomedical engineering Engineering
9 October 2020
The Institution of Engineering and Technology has announced 16 Honorary Fellows to mark its 150th year. Professor Stride was awarded the Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to biomedical engineering and research into treatment of major diseases.
Biomedical engineering COVID-19 Engineering Maths
5 October 2020
The Oxford COVID-19 (OxCOVID19) database and tracker is a powerful tool for understanding the pandemic and predicting its future course, using the combined power of Statistical, Mathematical Modelling and Machine Learning techniques.